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Taunton Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


Taunton is an agricultural and commercial centre at the heart of the fertile Vale of Taunton (Taunton Deane), a cider apple area. It is also home to the Somerset County Cricket Ground (Priory Street), complete with its Cricket Museum.

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Tourist attractions Taunton : Things to see and do

  • St Mary Magdalene Interesting

    Church Square GB - Taunton TA1 1SA

    In true Somerset tradition, this splendid medieval church has a slender tower built of the red and golden Ham Hill stone. The bosses and angels carved in the roofwork are typical examples of local craftmanship.

  • St James' Interesting

    GB - Taunton LN4 4LR

    This 14-15C church features a 37-m tower of Quantock red sandstone with Ham stone decoration.

  • Castle and Museum of Somerset

    Taunton Castle GB - Taunton TA1 4AA

    Dating from the 11-12C, it is well known for being the property of the bishops of Winchester. During the Civil War, Taunton and its castle were under siege on three occasions. Part of it now houses the Somerset County Museum.

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Hotels Taunton

  • Castle Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Castle Green GB - Taunton TA1 1NF

    Prix Prices from : 92 £

    Set in a magnificent castle, the Castle Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and features a stylish brasserie, luxurious bedrooms, and leafy gardens. The hotel is situated in Taunton, just a 10-minute drive from Hestercombe Gardens. The elegant bedrooms are indi..

  • Farthings Country House Hotel

    Village Road, Hatch Beauchamp GB - Hatch Beauchamp TA3 6SG

    This elegant 18th-century country house is situated amid the quiet of the Somerset countryside, yet within reach of the M5, just 8 km from Taunton and Ilminster. Farthings overlooks the village green and enjoys 3 acres of private and peaceful garden..

  • Holiday Inn Express Taunton

    Blackbrook Business Park, Blackbrook Park Avenue GB - Taunton TA1 2PX

    Just off junction 25 of the M5, this contemporary hotel combines good value, modern accommodation and friendly service with a convenient location for exploring Taunton and Somerset. The hotel’s good location and excellent access to the region’s majo..

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Restaurants Taunton

  • Castle Bow Bar & Grill Comfortable restaurant 

    Castle Grn GB - TA1 1NF Taunton

    Elegant, art deco style restaurant in the old snooker room of a Norman castle. Regularly changing menus showcase top quality regional produce. Well-balanced dishes are classically based yet refined, and feature some playful modern touches.

  • Brazz Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Castle Green GB - TA1 1NF Taunton

  • Mint and Mustard Comfortable restaurant 

    10 Station Rd GB - TA1 1NH Taunton

    Smart glass doors lead to a teak-furnished lounge and a contemporary, split-level restaurant in shades of green and mustard. Thalis and curries at lunch; highly original, modern dishes at dinner. The Keralan specialities are a highlight.

  • Somerset Dining Room Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Lower Henlade GB - TA3 5NB Henlade

  • Augustus Quite comfortable restaurant 

    3 The Courtyard, St James St. GB - TA1 1JR Taunton

    Simple little bistro set in a small courtyard and run by an experienced chef. Good-sized menu of hearty, unfussy dishes which mix French, British and some Asian influences - supplemented by blackboard specials. Bright and breezy service.

  • Willow Tree Comfortable restaurant 

    3 Tower Ln GB - TA1 4AR Taunton

    Intimate restaurant in a 17C townhouse, featuring exposed beams and a large inglenook fireplace. Daily menus evolve with the seasons and blend a robust classical base with artful, innovative ideas. Service is friendly and efficient.

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